How hospitals save energy, save money, save lives

There’s one big reason hospitals are rapidly moving to the forefront of environmental sustainability – those efforts can make this economically-challenged sector more financially sustainable. New efficiencies save energy, significantly cut costs This movement is not being led by environmentalists, but by hard-nosed (and creative) hospital CFOs and administrators. Their first target has been the […]

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As Demand for Welders Resurges, Community Colleges Offer Classes: Industrial Round-Up

As Demand for Welders Resurges, Community Colleges Offer Classes. HOUSTON — Ryan Gassett had already put in a full day, moving heavy boxes and furniture for $15 an hour, when his introductory welding class began at 10 p.m. By the time he arrived at Lone Star College north of Houston, the highway toll collectors at […]

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Should You Convert To Natural Gas Now That Oil Is Cheap? Industrial Round-Up

Should You Convert To Natural Gas Now That Oil Is Cheap? The top energy play for the last few years has been converting gasoline and diesel-burning motors to run on natural gas. I wrote about that in Energy Forecast 2013-2014: Convert to Natural Gas. Local delivery vans, over-the-road trucks and even farm tractors have been […]

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Know the Impact of Food on Your Health: Healthcare Round-Up

Know the Impact of Food on Your Health. Food has become a centerpiece of American life, filling holiday celebrations, family milestones, and gatherings of friends or co-workers, regardless of the holiday or the season. What we sometimes forget, however, is the enormous effect food and beverages have on our health and well-being. The connection between […]

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Could Lyft and Uber Put Public Transit Out of Business?: Industrial Round-Up

Could Lyft and Uber Put Public Transit Out of Business? More than three-quarters of people commuting to work each day are driving by themselves. That’s a lot of empty seats on the road — and all that traffic and congestion has a large financial, environmental, and emotional cost. Carpooling is common amongst families, but has […]

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Five Industries Set To Benefit From The U.S.-Cuba Thaw: Industrial Round-Up

Five Industries Set To Benefit From The U.S.-Cuba Thaw. For two generations, Cuba has been tantalizingly out of reach of American investment. U.S. companies have watched their European, Latin American and Asian competitors establish beachheads on an island that used to be dominated by American interests. Read more at www.forbes.com Capturing Carbon as a Byproduct […]

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Maintaining Top Performance When it Counts: Advice from Venturini Motorsports

As a former NASCAR driver and two-time ARCA Racing Series Champion, Bill Venturini knows a lot about operating at peak performance. Now, as CEO of Venturini Motorsports (VMS), a premier NASCAR Driver Development Program, Bill maintains key practices that help his whole team run efficiently and effectively. At AAPEX/SEMA, an automotive specialty products trade event, […]

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Solar Power Will Take Over the World: Industrial Round-Up

We Could End Hunger If We Recovered Half Of The 1.3 Billion Tons Of Food Wasted Each Year. According to the World Food Program, about one in nine people — or 805 million — do not have enough food to live a healthy, active life, and developing regions of Africa and Asia are disproportionately affected […]

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13 Tips For Running Your First Race: Recreation Round-Up

13 Tips For Running Your First Race. So you’ve decided to run a race — congrats! Paying the registration fee is the first and probably easiest step. Now it’s time to get out the calendar and start plotting the next couple of months leading up to the big day. While figuring out training, gear and […]

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How To Be Happier At Work: Office Round-Up

How To Be Happier At Work. Maybe you love your job, and maybe you don’t. Either way, there are good days and bad days at work for everyone — the trick is figuring out how to tip that good-to-bad-day balance in the right direction. Happify, a website dedicated to helping people build skills for happiness […]

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